The CGCA® (Certified Green Cloud Associate) is a 2-day certification program designed to expose participants to the key features and functionality of cloud computing which is a key green technology for the IT industry. CGCA® training will address what are cloud services and how those services are provided with different cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS. CGCA® training will also address fundamentals of cloud concepts, along with services, workloads, security, privacy, pricing, and support.
CGCA® is the first entry level training in the GCI Green Computing training track. Thereafter, participants can continue on to intermediate and advanced level training such as Certified Green Cloud Developer and Certified Green Cloud Engineer.
The primary audience for the CGCA® course:
- IT or Business professionals looking to prove knowledge of cloud computing concepts, models, and services, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud, in addition to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).
- IT Professionals having the responsibility to support security, privacy, compliance, and trust in a cloud computing environment.
There is no specific minimum prerequisite for the CGCA® course. Those with no experience currently are most welcome to participate as the course assumes zero knowledge.
Participants will be provided with an online English courseware that covers all course information. Depending on country, an additional local translation version of the courseware will be made available at no extra charge. Other languages available are French, Spanish, Bahasa Melayu, Chinese, Japanese and German.
After completion of the course the participant will be able to demonstrate:
- knowledge on environmental and sustainability parameters for a green data center
- knowledge on cloud concepts
- knowledge on deployment models
- knowledge on shared responsibility in the cloud
- knowledge on core cloud architecture components
- knowledge on management and governance resources
–> Module 1: Introduction to Climate Change – In Module 1 – Introduction to Climate Change, you will be introduced to the basic concepts and terminology of climate change. This includes discussions on global warming science, understanding the environmental impact of the data center industry globally, learning how to calculate carbon footprints of an individual as well as the carbon footprint of a data center facility. The module is concluded with a variety of exercises for you to complete.
–> Module 2: Microsoft Azure Architecture, Services, Management & Governance Fundamentals – In Module 2 – Microsoft Azure Architecture, Services, Management & Governance Fundamentals, you will be exposed to the various facets of the platform including cloud computing concepts, models, and services, such as public, private, and hybrid cloud, in addition to infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). Also covered are how Azure supports security, privacy, compliance, and trust. The module is concluded with a variety of exercises for you to complete.
–> Module 3: Amazon AWS Architecture, Services, Management & Governance Fundamentals – In Module 3: Amazon AWS Architecture, Services, Management & Governance Fundamentals, you will be introduced to the value of the AWS Cloud, AWS shared responsibility model, security best practices, costs, economics, and billing practice, compute, network, databases, and storage and common use cases. The module is concluded with a variety of exercises for you to complete.
The exam workshop will be on the last day of the course. This session will help participants prepare for the certification exam through mock questions, tips and tricks.
Certification exams will be administered at the end of the last day of the course. The exam is a one-hour, 40 questions, closed book exam. The passing score required is 60%. Results of the exam pass/fail will be communicated to the attendee immediately after the examination. Attendees who pass the exam will receive the official “Certified Green Cloud Associate” Certificate. The CGCA® certificate is valid for 2 years, after which attending the updated version of this course and updated exam will be required to maintain the CGCA certification standing. Alternatively, existing certification can be renewed and maintained by progressing to the next level of the track.
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